Illinois International’s global mandate includes promoting education and outreach within the local community. Our focus on the intersection of global and local culminates in our celebration of International Week every April.
Through numerous educational, cultural, and recreational events co-hosted by student groups, centers, colleges, units, and local partners, International Week aims to raise awareness about the breadth of international education, activities, and resources available in our community.
Previous events have included the Korean Student Association (KSA) Talent Show, the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Taste of Language, and the LAS Global Studies Leaders Water Walk. The KSA Talent Show showcases student talent from energetic hip-hop dances to soulful original songs. The ISSS Taste of Language event allows participants to "sample" less commonly taught languages through short lessons. The LAS Global Studies Leaders Water Walk raises awareness of water security around the world. View WCIA's coverage of the 2016 Water Walk (Video). These events and many others make for a truly dynamic week on the Illinois campus.
International Week 2018
International Week 2018 will take place from April 1-7.
Interested in hosting an event during International Week? Submit an event to the Calendar.
Past International Weeks
International Week 2017
Theme: 150 Global Years
International Week 2017 took place from April 9-15, 2017. The campus and local communities came together to celebrate 150 global years at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Thank you to our generous sponsors, event planners, and all of those who participated in International Week 2017. International Week would not be possible without the support of our campus and local community.
International Week 2016
Thank you to our generous sponsors, event planners, and all of those who participated in International Week 2016. International Week would not be possible without the support of our campus and local community.